FDSOA Announces New Safety Forum Scholarship

– The Fire Department Safety Officers Association is pleased to introduce the FDSOA Safety Forum Scholarship, sponsored by Dave Dodson, fire service author, lecturer and trainer.  READ


Experts Agree National Standards for Fire Service Emergency Response Policies Will Improve Firefighters Safety

– In May 2018, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation gathered 30 fire service subject matter experts to evaluate and discuss Firefighter Life Safety Initiative #11: National standards for emergency response policies should be developed and championed. READ


Garry Briese IAFC Safety Performance Award

Chiefs Butler and Tippett Receive the Garry Briese IAFC Safety Performance Award

– The Garry Briese IAFC Safety Performance Award recognizes personal commitment and achievement in the area of health and safety. READ


Carrying the Weight of PTSD to Raise Awareness and Support

– Like many people in the fire service, the gravity of what Diana has seen and experienced lingered with her, leading to a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In 2009, she began competing in off-road trail races and triathlons to deal with her PTSD symptoms and found great healing in the sport. READ


Everyone Goes Home® Advocates

Everyone Goes Home® Advocates Gather for a Safer Fire Service

– Enthusiasm and energy were apparent among fire service leaders attending the 2018 National Everyone Goes Home® Advocates/Phoenix Society Workshop, held June 21-23 in Quincy, Massachusetts. READ


FDSOA’s New Aerial Maintenance Program

– The Fire Department Safety Officer Association announced a new hands-on Aerial Maintenance program will be part of the 2019 Apparatus Maintenance & Specification Symposium. Aerial Maintenance: What you need to know program, with Instructor Mike Adams, Fleet Supervisor, South Metro Fire Rescue Authority (SMFRA), Colorado, on Wednesday, January 23rd in Orlando, Florida. READ


2018 Firefighter Safety Stand Down Bulletin

– The theme of the 2018 Firefighter Safety Stand Down is "Be Aware - Get Checked". The Stand Down is scheduled to occur June 17-23 and will highlight the importance of responders taking care of... READ


Working with fire sprinkler systems and automatic fire alarm systems

– To help firefighters prepare for these incidents, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) launched a new training module, Automatic Fire Sprinkler and Alarm Systems, on the Fire Hero Learning Network (FHLN).  READ


The Fire Service-Based EMS Advocates Recognize National EMS Week

– Sunday May 20, 2018 marks the beginning of National EMS Week and presents an opportunity to honor the men and women who deliver pre-hospital 9-1-1 emergency medical care throughout the United States.  READ


SOPs

Send the Everyone Goes Home® Program Your SOPs

– We’re collecting information about SOPs on cancer reduction, violent incidents, mental health, and response policies to highlight best practices. READ